Hello! With the seasonal break and a three week vacation for me, it seems a life time ago that I was last here so happy new year to everyone – I hope it’s a happy, healthy and prosperous one for us all!

I’m still not back into my scrapbooking stride but I can see from the galleries that everyone else is! I have so many photo’s to go through that I don’t even know where to begin so it was good to leave the culling and editing behind and check out all the wonderful stories and memories everybody else is sharing. Here are just a few that I found.

Some of my favourite pages are those that are reflective and insightful. Changes by SirScrapalot makes me think of bringing in the new year with, not so much resolutions, but with questions. What do I want this year? Where do I want to go? Where do I want the year to take me? All of which really resonate with me personally right now. I love the bold structure of this layout, reinforcing the idea that changes will be afoot. The neat and orderly lines indicate direction while the text labels add balance and provide a hint of what 2017 will bring. A smashing page which I read with interest!

Pops of colour and page design attracted me to Moments by Karin24. A terrific mix of elements that are perfectly sized and the use of colour here and there add so much interest and the lovely white space allows the pretty photo in the bold frame to shine. Wonderful!

I have a huge soft spot for the ocean … and piers so Let’s be mermaids by marijke went straight to my heart! Beautiful blending and brushwork in carefully chosen tones work so well with the photo and the dark lines are a great contrast. Oh, and the title, I love it! Let’s be mermaids, yes let’s!

Another layout that attracted my attention through colour was It’s ok by Mother Bear. I love how the black and white photo’s, pops of colour and the black elements on the page support and compliment the story. The use of triangle shapes and the cloud-like shape also play along with the tale of how edgy and rough growing up can be. I do hope this little sweetie wasn’t down for too long. A beautiful, emotional page!

On the contrary, You make me smile by Amandaresende shows just how much fun growing up can be. Again, the use of black and white photo’s allows those cute little hearts help tell the story. Adding a little element here and there finishes this project off beautifully. Love this!

I’m always on the lookout for ways to use patterned paper in small doses and I love how huyentrang43 has mastered this on her page entitled Celebrate. Using a small selection of papers repeatedly makes for a lovely cohesive design and I like that the photo sits to the left with a pretty little cluster. I love the delicate detail here, like the ribbon curled around the label and the little button anchoring the title of the page. And last but not least, a dark backdrop – with added sparkles – always guarantees a page with a punch! Fabulous!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today. If you have a spare moment, please head on over to the galleries of the artists and leave a comment or two. Furthermore, enjoy the rest of the weekend and till next time, take care and happy scrapping! Bye bye!

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